Rep Paul Ryan head of the House Budget Committee is privy to the very paltry numbers on which our government is currently propped. Entitlements are killing us and they simply need reform. Dems and a few Repubs have voted down his plan to correct the Medicare problem. They're very proud and sure that this is the method that will win them back the House. And it might, because the media will support their scare tactics that will have seniors believing that Medicare and Social Security will disappear in this plan.
Truth is, we are on the road to ruin and will have a collapse of our economy and governement underpinnings on a par with Greece, Italy, Portugal, Iceland and several other European countries that have unsustainable socialist programs that rival Medicare and Social Security.
Kicking the can down the road (to borrow a well worn phrase) without any attempt to fix the problems of the deficit and entitlements is what Obama and the Dems want to do. The only person with courage enough to even suggest that changes need to be made in Medicare is Ryan. His you tube video is worth spending under 5 minutes on.